We're talking with big thinkers, community leaders and public health advocates about creative solutions to some of the world's most complex problems – from gun violence to flu vaccine – with the hope of creating community around our common humanity.
Take A Break: Mindfulness, Play + The Finnish Model for Education
Superintendent Michael Hynes has a new equation for creating successful students. What's it take? For starters, mindfulness, empowerment + play should be part of the mission. It's called a "whole child" approach and it's working well for the Patchogue-Medford School District on Long Island.
Start 'em Young: Early Childhood Education, Global Policy Analysis + Accountability
A new global database created by researchers at UCLA's WORLD Policy Analysis Center provides a clearer picture of early education opportunities for children in 166 countries. Senior research scientist Dr. Alison Earle talks about the importance of knowing the numbers.
Love in Action: Soup Kitchens, Homelessness + The New Church
On Sundays in a parish hall in Pompano Beach, Florida, as many as 200 homeless men, women and children share a warm meal in a safe space where volunteers know them by name. Sometimes these guests get sober, find work, and find God -- and often they don't. Program co-founder Rich Storts says the key is to keep showing up.
Long-Distance Doctors: Health IT, Telemedicine + Texting Your Therapist
How R U Feeling? If there’s something on your mind, a qualified therapist could be just a text away. Dr. Nicole Cook talks about the value of telepsychiatry for teens and people who may not have access to quality mental healthcare and how the expanding field of telemedicine is bridging gaps in patient care for specialities including dermatology and neurology.
After the Storm: Hurricanes, Evacuations + Living with Disaster
In early September 2017, South Florida braced itself for the arrival of Hurricane Irma, the fiercest hurricane in recorded history. Within a week, the news had moved on. If natural disaster is the new normal, what does it mean for millions of Americans who are still suffering long after the storm has passed? Disaster case manager Rachel Bruno talks about her work to make sure they are not forgotten.
Lost in Translation: Health Communication, Online Learning + Plain Language
Straight talk is more important than ever in a rapidly changing healthcare landscape. Content strategist Leigh Curtin-Wilding talks about the future of health communications, her role as director of Boston University's online graduate program in Health Communication and her appreciation of plain language.
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